Rivaldo Costa Amaral Filho
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|Full name||Rivaldo Costa Amaral Filho|
|Date of birth||May 8, 1978|
|Place of birth||Vila Velha, Brazil|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2000–2001||Deportivo de La Coruña B||?||(?)|
|2001||Rio Ave F.C.||?||(?)|
|2007||Esporte Clube Tupy||?||(?)|
|2010||Balestier Khalsa FC|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 20, 2008.
Rivaldo joined Araçatuba (São Paulo) in 1999, where he had his first taste of first team football.
In 2000, Rivaldo was signed by Deportivo de La Coruña to play for their "B" team in the Segunda División B. His two-year stay was unsuccessful though, as Deportivo "B" finished last in the table, and were relegated to the Tercera División in 2001.
On July 20, 2003, while playing for Petrokimia Putra Gresik in the ASEAN Club Championship Quarter-Final, Rivaldo scored a goal against SAFFC as his club overcame a 2–0 deficit to win the game 3–2 and qualify for the Semi-Finals of the competition.
A year later, Rivaldo picked up his first major medal, scoring 12 goals as he helped Arema Malang to the Indonesian Division 1 (Divisi Satu) title, but it was a short-lived stay at the club, as he returned to Brazil to play for Bonsucesso in Rio de Janeiro.
He scored his first hat-trick for the Eagles in a 5–1 romp over Dalian Shide Siwu FC on 6 November 2008.
Rivaldo and his compatriot Luiz Carlos Machado Júnior have been released from Geylang United following an unsuccessful 2008 season where they finished 6th in the league.
- ASEAN Club Championship: 2003 (3rd place
- Campeonato Carioca de Juniores top goalscorer: 1995